Children invited to participate in ‘Growing Southampton’ poster contest

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Growing Southampton Poster Contest is open to youth who: are a resident of Southampton County, attend Southampton County Schools or who are members of Southampton County 4-H.

The purpose of this contest is to celebrate and promote the importance of agriculture in Southampton County.

Student designs should depict their interpretation of the theme “Growing Southampton.” Some examples might be: a poster on nutrition, a poster on a specific agricultural product, a farmer picking cotton, or a poster on bees and their importance in agriculture. All entries should be on poster board and should be approximately 11” x 14” in size. Materials for the poster should be attached in a way that allows the poster to be hung on a wall.

Please DO NOT include any copyright or trademarked material such as product names, characters, song lyrics, etc. All entries must be the work of the youth; adult help is not permitted.

Entries must be complete. Include the student’s first and last name, school, grade and a valid form of contact (phone, email, address) on the back of the poster. The information will not be visible to judges or voters.

Winners will be awarded in each grade level category. Posters will be displayed at the 2017 Franklin/Southampton County Fair, at the VCE Southampton Office, and put on the Extension and 4-H Facebook pages. Patrons at the Extension Office and via Facebook will vote (one vote per person per day) on their favorite poster for the peoples choice award. Voting will take place during the week of March 13-17, 2017. Winners will be announced on National Agriculture Week, March 19-25.

Entries can be delivered to: Virginia Cooperative Extension, 21300 Plank Road, P.O. Box 10, Courtland VA, 23837

Entries must be submitted during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Entries are due no later than March 1.

Grade level Categories are:

• Elementary (grades Pre-K-5)

• Middle (grades 6-8)

• High (grades 9-12)

Any questions should be directed to: Livvy Preisser, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Southampton County, 653-2572,